Written by: Phil Muncaster UK / EMEA News Reporter, Infosecurity Magazine
Governments and tech giants around the world are spending billions to fund quantum computing research. It’s easy to see why: the scientific and mathematical breakthroughs it promises are mind-blowing. Not without reason has the significance of quantum computing been compared to the harnessing of electricity.
There’s very clear motivation for driving quantum innovation. It could unlock growth, job opportunities and competitive advantage on a whole new scale, by offering a new way to solve – in microseconds – the problems that even the most powerful supercomputers today cannot. Yet in doing so, these computers could also open a Pandora’s Box that breaks the asymmetric, or public key, cryptography on which many enterprises, societies and entire digital economies rely.
The question is, how long is it before this vision becomes a reality, and how can organizations and governments transition to quantum safety?